Love could be a click away… Or in the last place you expected.
When Fran meets Ollie, it’s eye roll at first sight. Who does he think he is – with his Ray-Bans, piss taking and artfully styled hair? Forced into working together at Viral Hive, the trendy media content agency, at first they butt heads, but soon realise that they could be BFFs. Fran’s happily settled with boyfriend Lucas, while Ollie is fully committed to girlfriend Lou.
But when Fran’s relationship crumbles, and Ollie sets off with Lou for a round-the-world trip, she decides to start an anonymous dating column, detailing all the perils of dating online – from the bloke who angrily demanded she share the bill when she refused his clumsy advances, to the one that ended their date by weeping into her cleavage – even if it seems that all the good (or even normal?) men are hiding. Maybe there aren’t plenty more fish in the sea?
But, on her dating journey of discovery, Fran’s about to learn that sometimes love can be where you least expect it… you just have to put down your phone.
This hilarious romantic comedy is When Harry Met Sally for the Tinder age – will make you laugh and cry! Perfect for fans of Mhairi MacFarlane, Lucy Vine and Sophie Ranald.
I instantly connected with Fran and Ollie as soon as we meet them. Fran is definitely someone who I would be friends with in the real world. She swears, drinks, smokes and yes I know it’s not good for you but come on! This is the real world.
I was quite envious of Fran and Ollie’s work environment. Going out for lunches and drinks after work. People bringing in pastries for breakfast, it’s one big happy team. I did have my doubts about Fran doing the dating column and whilst some of my doubts were proven right, it does make for some seriously fun reading. Especially one such date of which I will say no more so as not to spoil it for others.
There is a blossoming relationship of sorts growing throughout the story. The readers can see it but it takes the characters a bit longer so you get a, will they ever get it together vibe.
Swipe Right was the perfect read in these uncertain times that brought some much welcomed relief. Fran’s story kept me wholly engaged and had me shaking my head and laughing at some of her antics. There was also the odd times where I wanted to give her a great big hug. A fun and light hearted read.
My thanks to NetGalley and Hera Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Swipe Right is available to purchase from Amazon.
Stephie was born in England in the mid 1980s, which makes her thirty-something (but if you ask, she’ll probably tell you she’s 27). Now, she lives on the South coast of the UK, has a day job to keep her holiday budget topped up, and two kids and a husband to keep an eye on.
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